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Subject: Re: I think I bricked my sansa e280.

Re: I think I bricked my sansa e280.

From: Emlyn Addison <>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 09:00:09 -0500

Wow, OK. I'm not at all familiar with these files types, makefile, etc.

Forgive this total n00b question, but how would I use the files in the archive? On the website after "General", I see some
references to "Restoring I2C boot rom on Sansa e200" but I don't know
where these commands are initiated. Am I missing something?

Right now I can't do anything more than turn the sansa's blue ring on
(doing recovery mode). I followed the "manufacturing mode"
instructions (power off, hold center select and insert the USB cable)
but nothing seems to happen--the blue ring lights up and that's it.

I also downloaded the e280 i2c ROM dump .bin file.

I know my way around JS and PHP a fair bit so I think I could figure
this out once I knew what interface I was supposed to be using (I'm
using a Mac again after many years of Windows--what a JOY!).

Thanks for any help :\


On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 5:30 AM, Barry Wardell <> wrote:
> e200tool works a little less reliably in OS X, but it does still work. The
> main problem is that you may have to run it a few times before it manages to
> recognise your Sansa.
> Even if it doesn't work for you, I can't see any way that it would cause
> harm to your mac.
> On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 4:11 AM, Jacob Rau <> wrote:
> > I don't know if the e200tool can be run in OS X, but there is nothing to
> be scared of in the manufacturer mode. I have used it more than 3 times (I
> did a *lot* of mucking when I first got my Sansa e280) and if you follow the
> directions to the letter, you will be just fine.
> >
> > That mode was designed to withstand corruption to the flash memory, which
> is what you have on your hands.
> >
> > Jacob
> >
Received on 2008-02-22

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